Trial & Appellate Practice Cases

Young Lee, as Victim's Representative, v. State of Maryland

Sanford Heisler Sharp is representing Young Lee, the brother of murder victim Hae Min Lee, in appealing the Baltimore City circuit court decision that vacated the conviction of Adnan Syed. Mr. Syed was convicted in 1999 for killing Ms. Lee, and the subsequent case has drawn international attention as the subject of the 2014 blockbuster podcast “Serial” and an HBO documentary.READ MORE

Burns v. Board of Trustees of the California State University

In 2014, Sanford Heisler Sharp and the Patterson Law Group filed a wrongful termination lawsuit on behalf of Beth Burns, the winningest coach in San Diego State University (SDSU) women’s basketball history, against the university and its board of trustees.READ MORE

Graham Chase Robinson v. Robert De Niro and Canal Productions, Inc.

Sanford Heisler Sharp is representing Graham Chase Robinson, a former longtime employee of actor Robert De Niro, in her claims of gender discrimination and retaliation against Mr. De Niro and his corporate alter ego, Canal Productions, Inc. (“Canal”). The civil trial began Monday, October 30, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. The lawsuit was filed on October 3, 2019.READ MORE

Innogrit Corp. Breach of Contract Suit

On October 31, 2018, Sanford Heisler Sharp filed suit against InnoGrit Corporation, its co-founder Zining Wu, its parent company Shanghai Yingren Chuang Information Technology Co., LTD., and 100 as yet unnamed other defendants in California Superior Court, Santa Clara County.READ MORE

Amy Velez, et al. v. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.

In 2010, in what was the largest gender discrimination case ever to go to trial, Sanford Heisler Sharp successfully represented a class of 5,600 female sales representatives of Novartis Pharmaceutical Company in their gender pay and promotion and pregnancy discrimination claims brought under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII, and state law.READ MORE

Gambee v. David Lloyd Barber and Madison Avenue Securities LLC

In March 2018, Sanford Heisler Sharp obtained a $2.1 million FINRA arbitration award on behalf of Donna Gambee, whose investment nest egg was decimated by an imprudent, high-risk investment strategy that her stockbroker, David Lloyd Barber, had recommended both before and during his association with Madison Avenue Securities LLC.READ MORE